Godolphin Cross holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

The Old Vicarage

from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


27 reviews

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The Old Vicarage - View from the rear

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 184008

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Built in 1875, the Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed granite-built house set in approx 1.5 acres of gardens. The self contained wing is recently converted and offers the period charm of an old house but with modern facilities The property is situated in the small village of Godolphin Cross (1 mile from Godolphin House - National Trust) in the heart of the Cornish countryside, approx 3 miles from Helston. There is a choice of local shops and several large supermarkets in Helston. The property is only a few miles from both the North and South Coasts with the Lizard, St. Ives, Penzance, St. Michaels Mount, Praa Sands and Porthleven all within 20-30 minutes drive. The location is ideal for hikers, cyclists, surfers and kayakers or those simply wishing to take advantage of the superb local restaurants, beaches and scenery.The property itself is ideal for a relaxing holiday or long weekend with every luxury and modern convenience supplied. The living/dining room is spacious but cosy with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. It is tastefully furnished with large comfortable sofas (one of which converts to a double sofa bed so two extra guests can be accommodated) and decorated with original art.The kitchen is particularly well-equipped for those wishing to cook 'proper' meals supplied with all the usual pots and pans plus plenty of work surfaces.Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms each with a fully-tiled en-suite shower room. The bedrooms are warm and cosy with sloping ceilings but with plenty of room for a double wardrobe, large chest of drawers and bedside tables. Outside, guests have their own patio and are welcome to wander around the gardens and to visit our chickens (fresh eggs are available usually everyday).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Praa Sands 5.1 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay Cornwall Airport 58.4 km, Nearest railway: Hayle 10.5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The living/dining area is well furnished with comfortable sofas (one of which is a double sofa bed so could be used to accommodate an extra 2 guests) and a dining room table and chairs to seat 6 people. Also included for the entertainment of our guests are:42" wall-mounted flat screen HD TVSky+ HDDVD player with a huge library of 500+ DVDsFree Internet access via Wi-FiWe also have a selection of books and games in the living room which guests are welcome to use.The ground floor has slate flooring throughout and has underfloor heating. The living room also has a wood-burning stove - logs are available from the ownersThe kitchen is very well-equipped with the usual gadgets and a large selection of pots and pans, etc. to make preparing meals as easy as possible. Tea, coffee and sugar are provided as is a welcome breakfast hamper consisting of juice, milk, butter, bread, jam, bacon and eggs or croissants and pastries if preferred. On the first floor are two bedrooms each with a modern en-suite shower-room. Extra large Egyptian cotton bath towels are provided. We do ask guests to provide their own beach towels. Both bedrooms are large doubles - one has a king-size oak framed bed and the other has a double oak framed bed. Both have lots of pillows and fluffy duvets. All bed linen is provided.The bedrooms also have:Wall-mounted flat screen TVs, Freeview, Radio alarm clocks with iPod/iPhone docking stations, Hair dryers. An iron and ironing board are also provided.

Further details outdoors

The Old Vicarage is set in approx 1.5 acres of gardens which guests are welcome to wander around. A private patio is provided with:Table and chairs, Parasol, Firepit (wood available from owners), Gas BBQ, Water feature, Swing seat. At the top of the garden is a further secluded patio area. It is also used for growing fruit and vegetables and keeping our chickens which guests are welcome to visit (fresh eggs are usually available every day, depending on whether the chickens decide to co-operate!).

Further details

The Old Vicarage has a large driveway so parking is never an issue. A covered area is available for guests to store bikes, surfboards and kayaks.

The Cornwall region

There is so much more to Cornwall than just fabulous scenery and beautiful beaches. The history of this county is rich and vivid, and never more so than when remnants of its past are stumbled upon during rambling walks through the countryside.

Cornwall has been voted 'Favourite UK Holiday County or Region' at the British Travel Awards for a number of years.

Towns and villages that date back hundreds of years, with stories of wreckers and legends of old, are there to be imagined when walking through narrow winding streets down to the harbour. And to bring you bang up to date, there are modern art galleries to discover plus fantastic shopping with high street stores and unique boutiques and craft shops side by side.

Godolphin Cross

Godolphin Cross is a tranquil village situated in West Cornwall.

The village is just 5 KM from the beaches of the South Coast and yet only 10 KM from the beaches of the North Coast. The village has easy access to all the major attractions in the area but is a haven away from it all at the end of the day.

Godolphin Village is on established walking routes and has the National Trust Godolphin House and Estate within 0.5 KM. The area is rich in mining history and the iconic tin mines chimneys are seen around the area.

For those looking for a more active stay they is:

- 12 golf courses within a 20 KM range

- The South West coastal path

- Sea fishing from Porthleven and Penzance

- Surfing beaches (North and South coast)

Art galleries abound in the local area with St Ives and Falmouth both offering exceptional galleries. St Ives is also the location for the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.

Being a major holiday destination, there are numerous award winning restaurants in the area specialising in a range of foods but with fresh fish being a regular on the menu.

The village itself has a local pub just 2 minutes walk from the property.

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Review 1-10 of 27

9 Jun 2013


"A beautiful countryside getaway"

We had a lovely 5 day stay at the Old Vicarage- the weather was fantastic and Debbie was extremely friendly and welcoming. The house is situated in the most beautiful Cornish countryside and right next to the Godolphin Estate run by the National Trust. It is an easy drive down to the coast and the Helston supermarkets are only 5 minutes drive away. The property is beautifully decorated and provides everything you could possibly need and more. The tv system is advanced and the DVD collection massive. We were lucky to enjoy a bbq outside on the terrace as well. Thanks for everything! We will be returning soon.

2 Apr 2013


"This is a holiday rental that actually exceeds the prose and the photographs...."

I am so gratified to find an owner who furnishes (and supplies) her accommodation to the highest standards. The house is beautiful, warm and inviting, with lovely detail in its design and fitments, and surrounded by a pretty garden that was soothing even in a dreadful March climate. The owners left a generous welcome pack, supplied both ensuites with exquisite, locally manufactured Spa toiletries, had quality linens and towels, had a well-fitted kitchen with furnishings that included non-scratched (!!) Teflon pans... my pet peeve!. This might seem basic but several places we have known over the years, despite price point, have seemed to offer just motley accoutrements in a rather mean-spirited fashion. If you have a nice home you will be happy staying here !!

10 Jan 2013


"Lovely property in a magical part of Cornwall"

Although the weather was a little uncertain we had a wonderful stay at The Old Vicarage. The owners have done a wonderful job in creating this cosy little nook, mid way between the north and south coasts. The property has two good sized bedrooms with modern ensuites, a very well equipped kitchen and a lounge/dining room with big comfy sofas and a great TV/sound system. Lots of DVDs and local books on hand was a really thoughful touch.There are nice outside spaces as well, but the weather didn't allow much of this on our visit. The location is quiet but well positioned to visit a myriad of enchanting places. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you book here.

20 Sep 2012


"Stunning house, fantastic location"

We had an absolutely fabulous time staying at The Old Vicarage and using it as our base to tour around Cornwall for the week. The booking process, handover at beginning and end was all super friendly and smooth with lots of information in the house to help plan your tours. In the evenings there were plenty of games, a huge DVD library and an X-Box to keep my niece amused and the house has every amenity you need to make a very comfortable stay. The house is finished to a very high luxury standard which makes the stay all the more comfortable. In terms of location it's near Helston so close to plenty of large supermarkets to get provisions and easy to get onto most of the "main" roads quickly, we went to Lizard, Minac, Falmouth, Eden Project, St Ives, Perranporth and all within easy reach. Definitely would stay again when we return to Cornwall in the future.

21 Jun 2012


"5 Star Accommodation"

We spent a week at The Old Vicarage and wanted for nothing. The accommodation was truly beautiful and absolutely everything had been thought of. Debbie and Paul made us feel so very welcome, we even got an invite to the Village Diamond Jubilee Street Party which was a day we will always remember. We had typical British weather during our holiday but the accommodation was so good that we didn't mind having to stay in occasionally. I have no hesitation in recommending The Old Vicarage - you won't be disappointed

25 May 2012


"Actually the best self catering accommodation I have ever used!"

This is an exceptionally good self catering accommodation. The house is in the most beautiful location and fitted out to the highest standard. You will not be disappointed!

21 Apr 2012


"Totally fabulous!"

Such a lovely place to stay, with absolutely everything provided to make the stay comfortable and easy. The owners have really thought of everything, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. So many good things to say, but apart from the decor, fittings, log burner, tvs, gardens etc great touches including books and games and even Easter eggs! The guests manual was easy to read and so helpful- we used several of the recommendations and they were excellent. In our party there were 6 adults so we really utilized the whole place and tested it- and it was still fab! Thanks - we will be coming again soon.

7 Mar 2012


"Brilliant Gem"

My partner and I recently stayed at the Old Vicarage and can highly recommend it. With the modern decor and appliances you'd be hard pushed to find better commodities. Upon arrival there is a provisions for a good hearty English breakfast and a selection of chocolates which were shamefully eaten throughout the course of our stay. The Hamillis are very friendly, welcoming and helpful if required but never intrusive. I would highly recommend this excellent accommodation to anyone wishing to enjoy a stay in Cornwall

6 Mar 2012


"A modern homely cottage in a great location with excellent facilities"

We had an amazing long weekend at The Old Vicarage. Debbie and Paul were extremely efficient and friendly to deal with and the cottage is superb! The location is excellent - being only 20 mins or so from Lands End, The Lizard and St Ives. If you are looking for a traditional yet modern cosy rural cottage with high quality furnishings and all mod cons - including WiFi internet and the biggest DVD library ever - this is the place for you! We're hoping for a return visit soon!

25 Nov 2011


"Excellent Accomodation with a warm Welcome"

Myself and my partner recently stayed at the old Vicarage and we had the most amazing stay. The house itself is breathtaking, and the accomodation wing itself is self contained and private. The accomodation itself is brand new and modern and there was nothing that we needed to ask for that we wouldnt find in a 5 star hotel. The owners were really friendly and helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. we will definitely be returning!

Review 1-10 of 27

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